Kirchner ally wins Tucuman


José Jorge Alperovich a close ally of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has won the Tucumán province election in a landslide victory.

For Alperovich of the Front for Victory party (FPV) this will be his third term in office having taken 71.74% of the vote. Second place on a crowded ballot paper went to José Cano of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) who took 12.46% of the vote.

The result further strengthens the likelihood that Cristina Kirchner will win the presidential election later this year.

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